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Risks First Responders Face in Countering and Responding to international Terrorist Events First responders are trained professionals and have knowledge of guidelines such as those noted by the NRF on how to respond to various types of disasters and emergencies (Department of Homeland Security, 2016).
They are usually the first individuals to arrive on the scene when an incident has been dispatched or witnessed. Most of the time, when they arrive on the scene, they are unsure of exactly what it is they are dealing with so, observation and skills is what usually kicks in along with fear and emotional dismay. When responding to a terrorist attack, the attack can be of any combination of tactics, including but, not limited to prior and delayed bombs and detonations, chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear exposure, sniper, or suicide bombing attempts (Department of Homeland Security, …show more content…
It is no secret that terrorist continue to recruit, train, regroup, and improvise in strategy and methods to cause damage, harm, and fear, which is why it is imperative that the U. S. be vigilant with such a threat and use every means necessary to address this ongoing issue.
Weakness on behalf of the U. S. as a whole has been noted as a key component in terrorists being able to achieve their attacks on important infrastructures and civilians and has since the 9/11 attacks, been recognized and addressed via enhancements to strategic methods, training, and communication amongst foreign partners, state, local, and federal agencies, tribal, and private sector to increase efficiency and effectiveness in prevention, detection, and